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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 2-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Goal Creation

5 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
High Level Goal Types6m
Low Level Goal Types8m
3 readings
Introduction to Goal Development and Language Conflict Analysis30m
Fuzzy goals for requirements-driven adaptation2h
Goal Development | Language Conflict Analysis |Goal Types - Slides10m
3 practice exercises
Module 1.1 Practice Quiz8m
Module 1.2 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1 Graded Quiz30m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Use, Misuse, and Abuse Cases

4 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
4 readings
Use Case | Description | ATM System - Slides8m
Eliciting security requirements with misuse cases2h
Misuse and abuse cases: Getting past the positive1h
Misuse Cases| Security Benefits - Slides8m
2 practice exercises
Module 2.1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 2.2 Practice Quiz6m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Group Sessions for Elicitation, Analysis, and Negotiation

4 videos (Total 17 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
4 readings
Group Sessions - Slides20m
JAD: Joint application design45m
QFD: Quality Function Deployment1h 30m
Structured & Unstructured Sessions | Group Session Benefits - Slides10m
3 practice exercises
Module 3.1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 3.2 Practice Quiz6m
Module 3 Graded Quiz30m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Finding Conflicts and Risks

3 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 readings
Software Requirements Negotiation and Renegotiation Aids: A Theory-W Based Spiral Approach2h
Applying WinWin to quality requirements: a case study1h 30m
Inconsistency | Conflict | Boundary Condition - Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Practice Quiz6m
Module 4 Graded Quiz30m

Instructor

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Kristen Walcott-Justice

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

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About the Requirements Engineering: Secure Software Specifications Specialization

This specialization is intended for software engineers, development and product managers, testers, QA analysts, product analysts, tech writers, and security engineers. Even if you have experience in the requirements realm, this course will expand your knowledge to include new viewpoints, development styles, techniques and tools. For anyone seeking a graduate degree, certificate, or professional degree in computer science, these courses will additionally give you a broad understanding of how requirements engineering is performed and help you get a first foot forward into your upcoming careers. The Software Requirements specialization focuses on traditional software requirements elicitation and writing techniques, while also looking at requirements from a security standpoint. In traditional methods, non-functional requirements, such as security, are often ignored overall. In this specialization, students will be introduced to ways of eliciting requirements from stakeholders, how to analyze these requirements, conduct risk mitigation and analysis, prioritize requirements, document, and bring security concerns into the software lifecycle early on....
Requirements Engineering: Secure Software  Specifications

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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